Explore Shakespeare and the RSC

Explore Shakespeare's life, plays and what we do at the RSC.

Find interviews with directors, designers and actors from our past productions of Shakespeare's plays and plays by other writers, watch videos and view photo galleries. Go behind the scenes and discover the people who help make the stage come alive.
Generously supported by The Polonsky Foundation

Hamlet (2008) - The players perform The Mousetrap © RSC

Julius Caesar 2012

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Shakespeare in Africa

Behind the scenes videos

Short films of how our work is made.

Explore our plays and past productions, by Shakespeare and others

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Find out about the hundreds of skilled people who work on our productions.

Swords and knives

Find out about the craftspeople in our Armoury »

A real insight - our bloggers share their experiences

Whispers From the Wings

Get the word from the rehearsal room.

Pathways to Shakespeare

How did our actors and directors first find Shakespeare?

Shakespeare's life

The Big Picture - a giant composite painting of Shakespeare, part of RSC Open Day
Discover more about Shakespeare's life, contemporaries and what life was like when he was alive.
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Our Collection

Laurence Olivier as Macbeth (1955)
Every item tells a story - explore our Collection of over 400 years of theatre.
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Resources for teachers

Teachers take part in an RSC Education workshop
Use rehearsal room insights to bring plays to life with your students - download free resource packs.
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Our projects

Adelaide Road
Working with 100 companies across the UK to celebrate amateur theatre and Shakespeare.
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About Us

Courtyard Theatre - event on stage
Here's where to find information on our work, who's who, current vacancies and more.
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